Bark Catalpa Collection, 1863-1866

Manuscript Collection #1123

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Bark Catalpa Collection
    Creator: Stevens, Paul
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 item ,
  • Biographical / Historical Note

    During the mid-19th century the term bark (barque) referred to any sailing vessel having three (or more) masts, fore-and-aft sails on the aftermost mast and square sails on all other masts. The Catalpa, a former whaleship, was used in the daring 1875 rescue of Irish Fenians imprisoned in Australia.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    February 8, 2008, (unprocessed) 1 item, 57 pages, 0.02 cubic feet; Account book (29 Dec. 1863 - 6 July 1866) kept by Captain Paul Stevens with the owners of the ship, including accounts for his salary, crews' wages and expenses; provisions, ship chandlers, ship carpenters, charterers, pilotage, etc., during the ship's voyage to Shanghai, China and Nagasaki, Japan probably from New York, NY. Manuscript volume. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, MA

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, MA

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Bark Catalpa Collection (#1123), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, February 13, 2008

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